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Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse (No License) (Full Time)

Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center - Genesis HealthCare | Barre, VT 05641

Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center - Genesis HealthCare

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN), the Licensed Vocational Nurse/ Licensed Practical Nurse delivers efficient and effective nursing care while achieving positive clinical outcomes and patient/family satisfaction. He/she operates within the scope of practice defined by the State Nurse Practice Act. The LVN/LPN contributes to nursing assessments and care planning, provides direct patient care, and supervises patient care provided by unlicensed staff.


*Employee is awaiting licensure number and should be transferred to LPN/LVN position upon receipt.
RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:


1. Patient Evaluation:


1.1. Collects, reports and documents objective and subjective data;


1.2. Observes conditions and reports changes in condition to RN;


2. Care Planning:


2.1. Contributes to establishing individualized patient goals;


2.2. Assists in developing interventions to achieve goals;


2.3. Implements the plan of care;


2.4. Evaluates effectiveness of interventions to achieve patient goals and minimize re- hospitalizations;


2.5. Participates in review and revision of plan of care;


3. Provision of Direct Patient Care:


3.1. Administers medications and performs treatments per physician orders;


3.2. Communicates pertinent data to RN and/or physician;


3.3. Documents accurately and thoroughly;


3.4. Consults and seeks guidance from the RN as necessary;


3.5. At the direction of the RN, participates in Utilization Management or Interdisciplinary Care Management Meeting to facilitate appropriate discharge planning:


3.5.1. Communicates team's recommendations for discharge to the attending physician, patient and family;


3.5.2. Prepares patient/family for discharge including patient and family education;


4. Monitors patient care provided by unlicensed staff:


4.1. Assigns duties as specified by State Nurse Practice Act, Genesis policy, and staff training;


4.2. Communicates patient information with unlicensed staff during and between shifts;


4.3. Ensures that assigned tasks are performed in accordance with policies and procedures;


5. Uses Point Click Care (PCC) according to the Business Processes;


6. Performs drug count when beginning and ending shift and whenever necessary;


7. Assists physician in rounds and examination of patients, as needed;


8. Participates in shift-to-shift communication between incoming and outgoing nursing staff;


9. Collaborates and coordinates with other departments to provide timely effective care consistent with individual's needs, choices and preferences;


10. Contributes to an environment that is respectful, team-oriented, and responsive to the concerns of staff, patients and families;


11. Enhances nursing practice by attending all mandated in-service programs;


12. Assists with the orientation of newly hired nursing staff;


13. Promotes a culture of safety to ensure a healthy practice and living environment;


14. Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive Protected Health Information (PHI) at all times;


15. Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet state staffing requirements and/or needs of patients;


16. Performs other duties as requested.





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QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIREMENTS: * A graduate of an approved school for practical or vocational nursing is required and must be currently licensed as a LPN/LVN by the State Board of Nursing. * CPR Certification * Experience is preferred in rehabilitative or geriatric nursing. * CPR Certification * Experience is preferred in rehabilitative or geriatric nursing.



Position Type: Full Time
Req ID: 306796
Center Name: Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center

Job Code: 5000482736206
Posted On: 06/08/192019-06-08
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Healthcare, Nursing
Similar Jobs: Within 25 miles of 05641, Healthcare, Nursing

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